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Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) Many were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted by your webmaster for contrast and color in Photoshop before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here.

 
 
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Fort Marion: 1938

Fort Marion: 1938

Circa 1938 National Park Service silkscreen poster for Fort Marion National Monument. View full size. Available as a Juniper Gallery fine-art print.

 

Grand Canyon: 1938

Grand Canyon: 1938

Circa 1938 National Park Service silkscreen poster for Grand Canyon National Park. View full size. Available as a Juniper Gallery fine-art print.

 

Zion: 1938

Zion: 1938

Circa 1938 National Park Service silkscreen poster for Zion National Park. View full size. Available as a Juniper Gallery fine-art print.

 

Lassen Volcanic National Park: 1938

Lassen Volcanic National Park: 1938

Circa 1938 National Park Service silkscreen poster for Lassen Volcanic National Park. View full size. Available as a Juniper Gallery fine-art print.

 

Tony the Bootblack: 1924

Tony the Bootblack: 1924

July 25, 1924. "Tony, a 12-year-old bootblack, at his station in Bowling Green, New York City. He says he makes from $2 to $3 a day regularly." View full size. Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine (one of his final NCLC photos).

 

Tooth and Nail: 1917

Tooth and Nail: 1917

April 1917. "Daily inspection of teeth and fingernails. Older pupils make the inspection under the direction of teacher who records results. This has been done every day this year. School #49, Comanche County, Oklahoma (near Lawton)." View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. Alternate version here.

 

Comanche County: 1916

Comanche County: 1916

Oct. 10, 1916. Comanche County, Oklahoma. "School #45, Ash Grove; Miss Hazel McKay, Teacher. One-room school in fair condition. Opened Sept. 4 for 8 month term. Enrollment 22, average attendance 15; last year: enrollment 27, average attendance 15. The balance are picking cotton and also five more that have not enrolled at all. Pickers may be out two weeks more. Teacher expects 30 enrolled after picking is over." View full size. Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 
 
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